Derbyshire Street Pocket Park
Project Category: Public Sector organisation
The vision for the pocket park is turn a dead end section of highway prone to fly tipping and anti-social behaviour into a sustainable, connected and usable space. The project is formed of a partnership between Tower Hamlets Council, Oxford House and Greysmith Associates.
The project will create a new east/west link for pedestrians and cyclists, and provide a new public space for everyone, with community events, pop up events and an area for outdoor seating and café.
Features of the pocket park will include Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), meaning all rainwater will not go straight into the sewer system, but into the green areas in the park, reducing the local flood risk. Furthermore edible plants, fruit trees and habitat panels on green roofed cycle and bin stores, will help to increase the biodiversity in the park, whilst attempting to spread the word of grow your own. Finally the park is place for people and the long term vision is to create a local hub for the community with Oxford House at the centre.